Every year Georgia Bass Federation clubs take pride in holding youth activities to introduce young adults and their parents to the sport of fishing. The next step in this evolution involves the spirit of camaraderie combined with fair competition. For Youth anglers, this means Georgia High School and Georgia Middle School anglers have access to safe and enjoyable opportunities.
This right set of circumstances allows young anglers to participate and assist one another through shared experiences and the challenges a tournament day can present. In 2020 the Georgia High School Association announced the addition of Bass Fishing to its lineup of sponsored sports and activities. The GHSA partnered with The Bass Federation, The Student Angler Federation, and MLF for this new and exciting program. Details on all of this can be found below.
The Bass Federation Junior Anglers program is one of the oldest and most productive programs that the Bass Federation has ever had. It was started by 4 state federations in 1994 and has grown into a nationwide program, culminating in The Bass Federation World Championship (JWC).
2022 Georgia State federation junior qualifier
- The Georgia Bass Federation runs the single-day State Federation Junior Qualifier in the State of Georgia.
- The top 10% of teams from Georgia will qualify from this single-day event to compete in the 2022 Junior World Championship.
- All TBF Junior events are 2 person TEAM tournaments and the TBF Junior World Championship (JWC) has been expanded to 2 days of competition before the cut day to the day 3 finals.
2022 GHSA Bass Fishing State Championship
The 2022 GHSA Bass Fishing State Championship, presented by Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance, will take place May 14 at Clarks Hill Lake. Qualifying tournaments will be held in January, February, March, and April leading up to the championship date.
January 22 – Lake Seminole, Earl Mae Boat Basin Ramp. (Fact Sheet)
February 12 – Lake Oconee, Sugar Creek Marina Ramp. (Fact Sheet)
March 19 – West Point Lake, Pyne Road Mega Ramp. (Fact Sheet)
April 16 – Lake Lanier, Laurel Park Ramp. (Fact Sheet)
May 14 – Clarks Hills Lake, Augusta, GA. (Fact Sheet)
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The Reel Money student trail
The Reel Money Student Trail affords opportunities for both High School and Junior level angling teams.
Schedule and additional information:
Need additional information? Looking for opportunities for junior anglers in your area? Contact us!
GBF Youth Director